Why is Facebook Panicking about the Panic Button? Thoughts & Insights

Facebook has announced an overhaul of its online safety measures that include the redesign of its abuse reporting system… But the web giant is still blocking calls from Britain’s child protection agency to add “panic buttons” to its pages. Read more here

This articles, along with many others, have been buzzing with news about Facebook’s refusal to add the “panic button” feature as a part of its safety measures.

Facebook: In a pickle… again!

The Panic Button!

The Panic Button!

It seems that sex offenders, murderers and stalkers are seeing Facebook as a great and effortless platform for seducing and attracting children and causing tremendous disturbances in families and in the overall safety of the community!

Police chiefs signed a letter backing the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) center, which wants the link on every page of the website. However, despite the pressure Facebook is being put under, it is still in utter resistance mode when it comes to the implementation of this step! To complicate matters further for Facebook, several other social networking sites, including Bebo, have installed the button.

How Fortune 100 Companies Are Leveraging Social Media

Flowtown is always releasing great infographs and this is a natural follow up to “Where SMB Spend their Marketing and Advert Money?“. Like the other infograph, it raises quite a few questions and illuminates quite a few realizations, discussed below.

How Are Companies Leveraging Social Media? - Flowtown

Augmented Reality Campaigns — Learn Social Media by Example

There is a new marketing landscape that is starting to form with internet ads and campaigns. According to data from the Pew Research center 40% of internet users claim to have “never” clicked on ad on the web, and 77% of them totally ignore those ads. Given the reluctance of internet users to click on internet ads, and their habitual ignorance of their existence marketers have been trying to find out new ways and tricks to engage them and make their ads more appealing for internet users.

How To Plan the Perfect Trip – & Save Loads of Money

In the first part of this series I talked about how to I plan my trips from gathering information about a country and its attractions to picking the right hotel room or checking what events are going on in town. In this part I’ll be talking about how to find out about the best deals, last minute offers and packages and any corners that you can cut to get more bang for your buck.

1,2,3… FIGHT! The Winklevoss Brothers Vs. Zuckerberg, Again?

1,2,3… FIGHT! The Winklevoss Brothers Vs. Zuckerberg, Again?

The Winklevoss Brothers & Zuckerburg

Zuckerberg thought that his nightmare was over, after having paid around $65 million for case settlement back in mid 2008, when the Winklevoss brothers came back for more! They are now vowing to continue with their steps for legal action in efforts to reclaim "what was rightfully theirs" in the first place!

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How to Plan the Perfect Trip – Where & When to Go On It

How to Plan the Perfect Trip – Where & When to Go On It

What do you feel like doing?

Take a look at how social media changed the way we travel and our out of country experiences, through tools and sites such as Facebook, Trip Adviser, Voyji, Seat Guru and Couch Surfing.

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Quirky News of the Web — March 2010

Quirky News of the Web — March 2010

You Stole All my Honey You Selfish Honey B

There are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping our world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago. So the Quirky News of the Web section will be dedicated...

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Facebook: Facts and Figures Infograph [image]

Facebook: Facts and Figures Infograph [image]

Now the fact that Facebook has a lot of users, more than 400 million of them, is pretty well known by now but there are some more starling figures that are included in this infograph by Website-Monitoring.com. Some of the more interesting figures are that more than 50% of active users log on to Facebook on any given day, that must...

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Amnesty’s “Reach Out for Kenya” Campaign – Learn Social Media By Example

Amnesty’s “Reach Out for Kenya” Campaign – Learn Social Media By Example

Reach out for Kenya on Flickr

Stepping out of the ordinary and into a more viral and unique venue, Amnesty International decided to harvest the power of social media in order to promote its "Reach Out for Kenya" campaign.

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Don’t Piss on Youtube Because Google TV Might Just Piss on You!

Don’t Piss on Youtube Because Google TV Might Just Piss on You!

Google Ads On Your MF TV

More and more people are watching TV on the web on Youtube and Hulu. Those people proved everyone in the television industry wrong because they believed people will not sit and watch an hour long show on their computer screens. This instinct to fight change comes naturally to all industries, they are just too slow to react to revolutions...

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